Want to know what ordinances regulate billboards and other types of advertising signs in Los Angeles? Want to know what these ordinances actually say? Note: Documents require Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you don’t have it, go here for a free download.
Δ Citywide Sign Ordinance: The text of the ordinance, plus explanatory material.
Δ Citywide Sign Ordinance Revisions: Comprehensive revisions approved by the City Planning Commission in 2009, but still pending before the City Council.
ο City Planning Department Staff Report on Proposed Revisions: Impact of digital signs, traffic safety issues, comparison of sign regulations in other cities, more…
ο City Planning Department Brochure: Highlights of sign ordinance revisions. In color with graphics!
Sign Supplemental Use Districts: Allowed by current ordinance, these districts permit types of signs prohibited citywide, as well as other regulations tailored to specific signage objectives.
Δ Hollywood Sign SUD: Adopted in 2004, covering major thoroughfares in the central Hollywood area.
Δ Hollywood Sign SUD revisions: Approved by the City Planning Commission in 2009, but still pending before the City Council.
Δ Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment District Specific Plan : Special sign regulations that apply to the Staples Center/L.A. Live area downtown. Scroll to Section 16, Signage.
Δ Off-site Sign Periodic Inspection Program: Ordinance establishing a fee-based inspection program for all billboards and other off-site advertising signs in the city. Begun in 2009.
Δ California Outdoor Advertising Act: All advertising signs in the state are subject to this state law.